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with boost. >>. >>> he said it was a mistake to end the war in iraq and bring all of our warriors home. he said it was a mistake that set a mandate for our warriors in afghanistan and bring them home. he i will plied by his speech he is ready to go to war in syria and iran. >> paul: that was vice president joe biden at a campaign stop in pennsylvania suggesting that mitt romney is ready to go to war in iran and syria. it's the theme they are pushing with the president himself getting in on the act. in an interview on 60 minutes. mr. robe responding to criticism said, quote, if governor romney is suggesting we should start another war, he should say so. so rumors of war, dan. what the political strategy here or do you think there is one? >> obviously we are in a moment when everything barack obama says is related to his reelection. so it is with this. a key element of the obama reelection strategy has to do with perceived voter fatigue over wars, iraq and afghanistan. >> paul: tide of war are receding? >> exactly. first thing he said i ended the war in iraq. how he is binding down afghanist
of countries including yemen, somalia, and iraq. in particular al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is the group most likely we think to attempt attacks against the united states. we saw this in may with the disruption of an plot to take down an airliner. other groups such as the al qaeda in iraq, as well as militants based in pakistan all pose threats to our citizens and interests in those regions of the formed. -- world. we are also focused on threats poses by iran and hezbollah. iran remains the foremost state sponsor of terrorism over the world. over the past year the threat from iranian sponsored terrorism has increased. inside the united states we remain vigilant to prevent violent extremists from carrying out attacks in the name of al qaeda. this past week the f.b.i. arrest add chicago man after he tried to blow up a crowded bar in the city. a federal judge sentence add virginia man to 0 years in prison for plotting to bomb the u.s. capitol. these plots highlight the danger that al qaeda-inspired extremists pose to our country. beyond these threats we face a period of unrest and a period
the profit mohammad. protests have spread to nine countries from yemen or the storm the u.s. embassy to iraq and egypt in cairo protesters clashed with police the state department prices for bigger protests tomorrow following friday prayers. >>> will learn more about who is behind the assault on the u.s. consulate in libya elizabeth cook on who they are and how they infiltrated what was supposed to be a secret safe house. >>> a deputy minister said the attacks were organized a two- part operation by heavily-armed militants he said they may have been kept off to the location by the safe house by espy within the security force. >>> a radical islamic group is the leading suspect in the attack the name means " supporters of islamic law " officials described as offshoot of al qaeda. one of the attackers photographed at the scene. officials have made arrests. the fbi begins the investigation by interviewing the 30 american survivors who are now at a u.s. military base in germany. the attacker struck at 10:00 p.m. tuesday and were within the compound firing on the main building where ambassador chr
president bush. he was in the white house during the 9/11 attacks and the beginning of the world iraq. it's great to have you back here today or i would like to get your perspective on what we're seeing today. >> well, this is a terrible time for the folks in the white house. as well as the intelligence communities and the defense department. my heart and prayers are with them as they make tough decisions. the president's primary responsibility is to protect americans and to make sure america's national security interests are upheld. we also have to remember that we need strong leadership. president obama should be providing strong leadership filled with resolve. he should have the patience of diplomacy, it is very important right now. our diplomats have to be practicing tough diplomacy. this is a time when we and we have to count on our allies standing tall with us. as president bush said, you are either with us or against us. that was a very important message to send around the world. we hope that president obama is sending a similar message. you have to stand with america. we are not a
times" is reporting iraq is supplying equipment. those arms are being delivered in planes flying over iraqi air b.a.s.e. they pressured them to not allow flights but they did resume in july. border grounds are controlled by syrian rebels. despite its claim iraq and the u.s. have a strategic partnership iraq's tolerance of iran using their airspace starkly points out the limits of their limits there. vice president biden made a phone call to discuss the syrian crisis and a source told the times mr. biden registered concern over the iranian flights. >> well, now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. in there surveillance video shows a car plowing into a restaurant after it was accidentally put in reverse. the good news, nobody was inside at the time, and the two people in the car only suffered minor injuries. the bad news, it happened just a half an hour before that restaurant was going to open for its first day of business. bad luck there. >>> well, in massachusetts, more car trouble. an elderly driver was backing into his garage when he hit the gas in
way in terms of foreign policy? iraq, iran, afghanistan, syria, china. a long list of problems. and some say the list of solutions is very short. without american leadership, what would the world look like? we'll talk about that coming up. >>> plus, hit the democratic national convention in charlotte. president clinton talks economics. he's coming up tonight. but before that, and before the break, five big wednesday movers with a big move to the upside in office depot. better than 13% and monster worldwide is up almost 8%. more "power" coming up. >>> tonight as you know the democrats rolling out big business backers to explain that the obama administration's economic plans are working. one of those backers is austin liggen. welcome back. nice to have you here today. >> thanks very much. i'm glad to be here. >> we talked to a lot of business leaders on "power lunch" and cnbc and a lot of them feel uncertain and the jobless rate at levels no one want it is see, so why is it you think the administration's policies have worked for the economy? >> well, look. i think you need to ste
and gentlemen, we are going to end the war in afghanistan as we did in iraq. [cheers and applause] in the process, over the next decade, save over $800 million fifth we are going to come home with that money and bring taxes down to reduce the debt and rebuild america. [cheers and applause] roads, bridges, schools. that will support millions over time. initially, tens of thousands of new, good paying, decent jobs that you can raise a family on. folks, one more thing. in this country, we only have one truly sacred obligation. we have a lot of oigations to the elderly, to the young. we only have one truly sacred obligation. that is to equip and support those whom we sent to war and care for them when they come home from war. [cheers and applause] how many of you either have personally served, have a family member serve, or a good friend who served in either iraq or afghanistan? [cheers and applause] ladies and gentlemen, we owe you a debt that i do not think we can ever fully repay. we know an incredible debt to those goldstar families. every single day, i have my staff check and i p
world war ii. only six from iraq. 1600 from the vietnam war. we think about them. and we pray for the families. that's it for us on "the five." have a great weekend. bye. >> bret: what really happened at the u.s. consulate in libya? why does the official story keep changing, as new anti-american violence erupts in another country? this is "special report." ♪ ♪ >> bret: good evening, i'm bret baier. we'll have team coverage of the account of deadly attack on americans in a minute. first, pakistanis took to the street to protest, encouraged by the government. what transpired quickly turned violent and then deadly. across pakistan. at least 19 people died today in the worst anti-american protest going on in half a dozen countries in the region. the total debt count since the protection began stands at 49 now. correspondent leland vittert is watching the developing story from cairo. >> from pakistan to iran, sri lanka to lebanon, iraq to india, american flag and effigies of president obama burned. riot police battled for control of the street. and walls of tear gas protected a
taken us out of iraq. president obama who has waged a tough war against al qaeda and has gone off the leadership note tbli osama bin laden who has taken out from the terrorist on yemen -- and president obama because of the actions in the very pressive record has boosted american credibility in some parts of the world. governor romney has been trying to assert that president obama is not strong enough on foreign policy. he hasn't supported israel enough. or not as tough as he should be with china. i'm not sure that's getting through. i wonder if romney might be better adviced to articulate in a more detailed way how he would change american and foreign and security policy and how do we deal with china, russia, get out of afghanistan with i have 68,000 men and tbhim uniform in afghanistan. the debate start as you know next week, it looks like foreign policy will be a part part of the debate in the campaign. i think it's healthy we discuss the issues. >> host: i want your comments from out there from the viewers. for nicholas burns who is up in boston. he's teaching a harvard. he spe
spread to yemen, tunisia, iraq, elsewhere. at this hour, two navy destroy years plus a team of marines are scrambling in the persian gulf. go live to fox news foreign correspondent leland vittert on the ground in cairo. put a picture -- >> reporter: eric, this i belowe is a large street battle going back and forth between the egyptian police and riots in egypt as they try to storm the u.s. embassy, the egyptian police now 48 hours after the rioters got inside the compound are able to push these people back using a combination of tear gas, and rubber bullets that is now continuing well in the night here. 11:00 p.m. in cairo. it's still going strong. ricochets of the rubber bullets is piercing the air here in cairo. the difference, though, the equipages police defending the embassy compound and keeping the rioters out. they're a combination of heavily anti-american and angry over the anti-prophet muhammad movie. a number of them chanting "with our blood, our soul we defend you, o, prophet." injuries in the hundreds. one thing egyptian police are not doing is arresting a lot of people. go
, then we go to iraq, saddam hussein, he was a good boy at one point. we have to learn to shoot straight when it comes to foreign policy. host: i have to get some other voices in here. bob? go ahead. caller: thank you for taking my call. i had a personal remembrances about 9/11. i woke up at 11:00. my mother, who had died of alzheimer's, said i needed to see this thing on television. i was speaking with a friend of mine over at the spartan route. i said -- you know, these guys are muslim fundamentalists and fanatics. they might have their real names on the manifest. go look at that. follow the money. they went back and confirmed what the fbi report said from earlier that year, which had been kind of pushed under. we got lucky in that times square bombing. we solved that one. thank god the bomb did not off. but you know, we have had 10,000 people die in that war. thank god we got osama bin laden and it was a police action. thank you so much. host: how should we mark the day? last night on facebook we ask all of you to comment on how america has changed in the 11 years. host: you can put y
was elected, among other movements, by the anti-war movement, because he was opposed to the war in iraq. hillary was for it. i think that is the reason he is president. that was their main difference. hillary clinton was not able to let go of the war in iraq, was not willing to say that perhaps she was wrong in voting for it until the very end when she saw she is going down. but here now, president obama has inherited the war in afghanistan and continued it, and the strong wars are terrorizing populations. i encourage everyone to look at the report. in pakistan, the people are terrorized. i'm talking about the civilian populations. they are afraid to go out, to send their kids to school. who knows who will be hit next? >> let's take another call. this one comes from brian on the line for republicans. critics like question is about -- caller: my question is about jeffrey in malta and the jobs going overseas. i would like your opinion on that. guest: when u.s. jobs are -- caller: my question is about jeffrey imelt and the jobs going overseas. guest: by a bank that is a very big problem wh
extensive war in iraq has now come to an end. a step in the right direction. the automobile industry was gone, it's number one again. working in ohio it's in the right direction. >> woodruff: my point is what we heard from senator reid is criticism of mitt romney. is that going to be enough. >> no. they are benefiting from it. the americans whose health was covered now, the message is more healthcare and the message that an unnecessary war has ended. i think if we do that andç remn positive andç remain call throh the count attack, you're not american, you're not born, you're not one of us it comes down to that level of k35eu7bing. >> ifill: we'll listen to some members of the house. when you look at the face on the party how has it changed since us ran for president in 1988. >> in equality, you see more women in different roles now. i think -- used to see blacks and latinos and whites and browns in south carolina. the act pulled down the walls and built bridges. you can have the carolina in that -- we have made a new america and we're not going back, we're going forward. >> ifi
for the first time in american history. now nearly four years into his first term, with the war in iraq over and the war in afghanistan still on, with osama bin laden dead, auto industry rescued, economy out of the freefall it was in but nowhere near where it needs to be, tonight the democratic party makes its case for four more years for president barack obama. an address tonight from the first lady. keynote tonight from a young fast-rising star who even republicans say could be the first latino president. the democrats make their case for young voters, latinos, for women, middle class. it starts tonight. msnbc's prime time coverage of the democratic national committee begins right now. ♪ >> thank you for joining us. i'm rachel maddow. here with me are ed schultz,al sharpton, steve shmitt. lawrence o'donnell will be joining us as well. leading our coverage from charlotte, north carolina, the site of the democratic convention this year, it is, of course, my friend and colleague chris matthews. chris, the data is mixed on whether republicans got any sort of bump in the polls out of their co
. in iraq, thousands flooding the streets in the southern city, some carrying banners praising iran's supreme leader and chanting death to america and death to israel. meanwhile new sabre-rattling out of iran over the film that mocks the prophet muhammad. iran's president mahmoud ahmadinejad accusing the west quote of trying to cause religious conflicts and trying to hide behind freedom of speech. ahmadinejad making remarks at military parade in iran showcasing a new iranian made air defense system. as the u.s. flexes its muscle leading a military --. jon: going to california. the special 747 shuttling shuttle endeavour to its home in los angeles. it is on pretakeoff roll taxiing into position. the plane or planes are going to be flying over northern california, making sort of a historic tour flying past the golden gate bridge and san francisco skyline. supposed to take off five minutes from now. they have delayed this by an hour because of fog over san francisco, as so often happens in that city. they're hoping that the fog will be burned off by the time the shuttle endeavour gets
-palestinian conflict and the syrian civil war, as well as the afghanistan situation and iraq. host: they do point out at the beginning of the editorial that there is a defense of free speech and condonation of anti- american violence. brad, brunswick, ohio. welcome. caller: the comments that obama was making about foreign-policy and the middle east, i understand what he was saying, but i have a simple question. we might have wars overseas and i am a republican. i have always been a republican. i believe in mitt romney. the only thing that made me question this over the years, in america, the indians, no one ever fights to get their land back for them. i am not allowed to say anything about anyone that i know. they asked me not to make a comment about anyone back here. i just want to say that there is a very important person on the reservation named read the other. you never see him at the u.n., but they are trying to get to that point and get their land back. i wonder why we're not allowed to help them or fight for them. host: a neat, independent line. hello. caller: i do not understand why mitt romn
day in violence in iraq, 80 people killed in attacks over the last 24 hours alone. we'll get the latest. >> heather: pink slips are about to be given out to hundreds of u.s. sailors. now uncle sam wants to give them the boot. all the details straight ahead. >> gregg: we began with the presidential candidates making the final big push to november and with the race so very close, governor mitt romney and president obama are picking up the pace now and taking no votes for granted. take a look at latest daily tracking poll from real clear politics. it shows president obama leading romney 47.8 to 46.2% well within the margin of error. governor romney taking to the airwaves and he was talking about the tax cuts and week job numbers. >> my tax policy is designed to find a way to encourage more hiring in this country. i'm very concerned that we have 23 million people that are out of work or stopped looking for work and underemployed. everything i want to do follows simple principles, bring our rates down and keep revenue up by limiting deductions and exemptions and don't make a bigge
in the iraq war. >> guest: over 200,000 have served in iraq and afghanistan. >> host: americans. >> guest: yes, americans. >> host: is that unusual? >> guest: ey, the iraq war in particular set a precedent historically, more women served and have been wounded and killed in the iraq war by iran's 2005 into the war already, than all the american wars put together since world war ii, including afghanistan. so, it was a huge difference. one in every ten troops in iraq was a woman. >> host: did they serve in different capacities than hey served in the past? >> guest: yes, bought because of the nature of the war is a guerrilla war, there isn't any front line. having an area where soldiers from the enemy side will meet up and fight. that doesn't happen anymore. battles take place in hospitals, even if you're driving a truck full of toilet paper, you can be attacked. so, because of no frontline, even if you're combat support or an engineer or a cook, you can get drawn into battle, and many, many women also were being used as gunners and working alongside with the infantry, doing exactly the same job a
political and most intimate and valuable books to come out of the iraq war by "the new york times" dwight garner. it's just out in paperback. her coverage of the cultural politics of the middle east and the new york times, the "washington post," "saveur," in the nation has been recognized, and included in the best food writing series. welcome, annia. [applause] >> to the left of annia is amanda, the cofounder of food 52.com and author of the essential new times cookbook for which she won an award. a longtime staffer for the new york times, she has authored, edited and contributed to many books including the memory come and cooking for mr. latte. she left the times and 2011 to pursue food 52. welcome, amanda. [applause] >> next we have james oseland. james is editor in chief of "saveur" and was a judge on the first two seasons of bravo's top chef master to his 2006 book on the cuisines and culture of south east asia was recognized by the chains spirit award and the international association of culinary professionals and he has lectured widely. is also an editor at the sassy magazine. i lov
decades as a navy seal, serving multiple tours in iraq and afghanistan. since 2010, he protected american diplomatic personnel in dangerous posts from central america to the middle east. he had the hands of a healer as well as the arms of a warrior. earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified paramedic. our hearts go out to to his wife and his three sons. along with his grieving family, friends, and colleagues. glen doherty was also a former seal and an experienced paramedic. he died protecting his colleagues. he was employed to some of the most dangerous places on earth, including iraq and afghanistan, always putting his life on to safeguard other americans. our thoughts and prayers are with his father, his mother, his brother, and sister, and their grieving families, friends, and colleagues. i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. i want to thank his parents and siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with their country. what a wonderful gift you gave us. over his distinguished career in the foreign service, he won friends to the united states in fa
of leadership in the region. today senator john mccain called the white house disengaged. >> we're leaving iraq, we're leaving afghanistan, we're leaving the area. the people in the area are having to adjust. and they believe the united states is weak. and they are taking appropriate action. >> reporter: as the administration tries to contain the damage, the white house has asked google, the youtube parent company to review the anti-muslim film that sparked those initial protests in egypt and libya. google temporarily blocked the video in those two countries but says the film does not violate its terms of use and it will remain on-line, jeff. >> jeff: anna werner, thank you. >> the libyan president east also told bob schieffer today that his government has arrested roughly 50 people for the again bazzee-- benghazi attack and at least some of them are from other countries. our charlie d'agata is in benghazi tonight. charlie, what more are you hearing about who is responsible? >> well, a top libyan official told us today, jeff, that members within the militant groupance ar-al shariya are suspects
in the wars of iraq and afghanistan in addition to the lives lost including civilians, the financial costs of the wars to the united states is staggering, amounting to almost $4 trillion. in the hours after the collapse of the world trade center, news outlets reported the story among firefighters. an emergency room doctor survived a fall. the man had a name. the country, you remember, clinged to that story. it wasn't long before we learned the story wasn't true. the man identified as living to tell about an 86 story plunge was in the base. all along. a new discovery channel documentary airing tonight shows there was a 9/11 surfer, as he became known. he tells his story for the first time tonight. he fell from the 22nd store of the north tower and lived to tell about it. here is how he remembered the moments before the fall. >> i remember staring at that large free standing wall that was there. it was a fire that was right at the base of that or right on the other side. actually started feeling the heat from the fire. i wanted to regain some sense of control in my life. and, you know, you k
peld qaddafi and put the current regime in power makes libya his iraq. just as bush was held responsible for stuff in iraq. is he going to be held responsible for stuff in libya. his arab spring initiative that permitted the muslim brotherhood to thrive now looks very suspect and it looks like a failure. and when you combine that with his refusing to see netanyahu and hillary refusing to draw a red line over which iran can't step without us retaliating, that all together really raises questions about his leadership. >> bill: okay, let's explain the netanyahu thing. the israeli prime minister is coming here next week, all right, for the u.n. he wanted to meet with president obama about the iranian nuclear situation. the president said he is he too busy campaigning, what have you. netanyahu then went public and said hey, we don't believe the u.s.a. has our back on iran. we think they are evading us. now, that combined with chaos in egypt, combined with murder in libya, that's a pretty tough, 1, 2, 3 punch. >> yeah. >> however, should mitt romney get involved, or should he step
to the day that mr. obama marked the end of major combat operations in iraq. he never mentioned romney by name friday but he did take on romney's charge at the convention that mr. obama has weakened the standing in the world and let down u.s. allies. >> if you or anyone is trying to say america is in dee cland or the influence waned, don't you believe it. here's the truth. our alliances have never been stronger. at a campaign stop in lakeland, florida, romney accused the president of breaking promises for the debt. to boost incomes. >> you listen to the last guy running for president, he laid out what he would do, he didn't do it. time to give someone new a chance. hold us accountable. >> reporter: obama officials tell us that the president is still working on crafting his campaign speech and that it will not be filled with what they call petty attacks at the swipe of governor romney, but instead, it will make an affirmative case, rebecca and chip for why the president should be re-elected. >> nancy cordes in des moines, iowa. thank you. >>> major garrett is joining us from charlotte n
on our security oversees. four years ago i said i would end the war in iraq. and i did. [applause] i said we would wind down the war in afghanistan. and we are. [applause] a new tower is rising on the new york skyline. al-qaeda is on the path to defeat and osama bin laden is dead. [applause] now as we saw last week -- >> u.s.a! u.s.a! u.s.a! >> now -- as we saw last week, we still have problems. we saw the attack on our consulate. and we will bring those murderers to justice. [applause] and that is why as long as in commander in chief, we will have the strongest military in the world. and when our troops come home and they take off their uniform, we will serve them as well as they have served us. you protected our people. if you fought for our freedom you should not have to fight for a job when you come home. [applause] mitt romney, he thinks it was tragic for us to end the war in iraq. he does not have a plan to end the war in afghanistan. i have and i will. and i will use the money we are no longer spending on board to pay down our debts and put us back to work. [applause] after a deca
it would be about iraq. on september 15, the world financial markets froze. everything became about the economy. we thought that this risk would be about the economy and not the personalities of the candidate. i wonder if what is happening in the middle east will turn into something much larger from now until election day. it can never tell exactly what it is that will create the context on election day. that might turn out to be a much bigger deal than we ever thought it would be. >> i was taught that their campaigns for operating on multiple levels. i wrote about how campaigns could e-books and really -- evolve and really committed differently with one household than their neighbors. a campaign can have a discussion with a set of individuals and across demographic individuals. the day to day big news story we are talking about does not necessarily where the companiocn is devoting their resources. there was back and forth yesterday about egypt and libya. obama was spending his money talking to people in ohio about what mitt romney was talking to people in florida about. be aware th
in iraq is over. we're winding down the war in afghanistan. look at healthcare. some 50 million americans could not afford to -- couldn't get healthcare even if they could afford to buy it four years ago. today, there are 36 million more americans covered by health insurance, pre-existing condition requirement on the part of insurance companies no longer list. healthcare is in place. we're as close to universal healthcare something we've talked about for 100 years we're as close to it as we've ever been in this country. look at the market. market was below nine, maybe even below eight under george w. bush. today it's aren't you tenley -- routinely closing above 13,000. corporate profits reported for the last three years. the highest ever on record. one record after another. look at the automobile industry. four years ago in bad, bad shape. mitt romney saying we ought to let it collapse. president obama moved in. today, the auto industry is back bigger than ever. i mean jobs, 800,000 jobs lost. private sector jobs l
to my son? he is back from iraq and he and his buddy just want to sit in the rec room at the va. i can't get them out. i went and visited with them on my way back to the airport in des moines that day, and when i met with them, they didn't want to go out. that reminded me of when i lost my sight as a 16-year-old, that's all i wanted to do, sit in my room. my buddies helped me out that night and we need to do the same thing and get out there and do something. >> it's turned into mentoring programs around the country. in fact, actually, we have a couple going on today, one at the fbi as we speak that you have about a dozen people at? >> a little more, yeah. we're excited we have wounded warriors and two different fbi locations, 12, 14 of them. >> reporter: joshua, you yourself as i mentioned a little bit ago, you came in touch with the organization after you were coming back from iraq yourself. explain a little bit about your disability, what happened there and how you got in touch with enable america. >> absolutely. i was stationed at fort campbell and we deployed from 2007 to 2009 to i
. many of them served in iraq and afghanistan and they have comrades that did not survive. they wanted to make sure that the children of the fallen soldiers are taken care of. this is about raising scholarship money and passing it on. they started in san diego making their way all across this nation many of them served overseas through kansas, through utah. moving across and finally up to the northeast and cruising through all of manhattan today. it was an amazing journey. weaving in and out of all the different roads and over the george washington bridge. an absolutely incredible crew of people. some of these have completed ironman competition. there is a wounded warrior. several of the participants now work on wall street the they are coming back home. biking isn't the only way but there are ways for folks at home. if they are interested finding out the amazing heroes, you can go to 911 hero run.com/warrior. >> heather: we watched it from the beginning when they begin in california. we checked in with them at arizona. i want to know how their legs feel today. why they are still stand
shared his passion. tyrone woods, known to most as rone spent multiple tours and iraq and afghanistan. tenth 2010 he protected american diplomatic personnel and dangerous posts from central america to the middle east. he had the hands of a healer, as well as, the arm of a warrior. earning distinction as a registered nurse and certified paramedic. our hearts go out to tyrone's wife, dorothy, and his three sons tyrone junior, hunter and the last born just a few months ago. glen doherty, who went by bug, was also a former seal and paramedic. he died serving his country and protecting his colleagues. glenn deployed to some of the most dangerous places on earth including iraq and afghanistan. always putting his life on the line. he safeguarded other americans. our thoughts and prayers are with glenn's father, bernard, his mother, barbara, his brother and sister and their grieving families, friends and colleagues. i was honored to know ambassador chris stevens. i want to thank his parents and siblings who are here today for sharing chris with us and with our country. what a wonderful gift y
for veterans coming home from afghanistan or iraq is transitioning from the warrior like state of mind to one of civilian tranquillity on the domestic front and matching your skills and finding that job. look at the brand new labor department number that came out this morning. national unemployment rate 8.1%. for veterans is substantially higher. 10.9%. that is an iraq warriors serve five years ago loading bombs and missiles. when his tour ended it took him five long months, door closing after door closing to finally landed job managing truckdrivers. the secret of getting hired turned out to be old-fashioned perseverance. >> took me a while. was mainly showing up every day and letting them know i wasn't going anywhere until i got the job. >> iraq and afghanistan war veterans and domestic employers often don't realize the special skills that veterans bring to the workplace. things like adaptability, team work, and mission accomplishment mentality as that understanding becomes more widespread those that do no hiring are offered job fair is targeting veterans. companies like jpmorgan chase, cred
or fourth bounce after some military action. what's the aftermath? and the great lesson of the iraq war, to a certain extent, the continuing afghan war is how do you deal with it two months later? four months later? a year later? and of course, in iraq, that was the problem year after year. and so with the lessons of what has occurred in afghanistan and iraq, there is -- i think and david knows more about this -- a great pause in the administration. let's see if we can avoid military action almost at any cost. >> david and bob, in that order, there's obviously a lot of reluctance on the part of the u.s. military to get involved in this there. we've seen reporting on this for the last few months where the pentagon's war gamed this out and thinks it's a very problematic scenario. so the question seems to me, at least in the immediate future, is what is the likelihood that either of you think that israel would go ahead and do this alone in the near term, meaning between now and election day? >> you know, john, that's just guessing. i mean, it's something under 50% in my mind. it's somethin
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